Post # 1
Do you think it’s ok to invite a coworker to your bachelorette party? I don’t have a ton of female friends, but there’s a girl who I have lunch with often at work, and we usually discuss our personal life and her dating life. We’re chummy enough that I could definitely see myself hanging out with her outside of work, but we really haven’t yet.
She’s not invited to the wedding, but I’m not worried about that (it’s a small destination wedding)- I’m more concerned with the protocol around inviting someone from work to my bachelorette?
Post # 3
I think it depends on the environment you work in and the position you both hold. I’ve heard enough stories about people’s private life activities seriously effecting their careers, so I would be cautious. I’m talking crazy party pics on facebook, stories that got back to the boss that changed how they were viewed etc. It’s not right, I don’t agree with it, you should be able to do whatever (legal) things you want on your own time, but it happens. I am very cautious about mixing business and pleasure, I don’t ever have more than one drink at office cocktail parties, etc., and have not invited co-workers to my bachelorette in Vegas, even though they are invited to the wedding and I see them socially. Lounging poolside in my bikini drinking cocktails and dancing in clubs all night does not mix with the conservative environment I work in.
This makes me sound like a crazy, drunken party girl 🙂